Friday, June 15, 2012

McNeese State Leisure Learning for Writers

Flash Fiction: Writing the Short, Short Story - Have you always wanted to write short stories but struggled to develop strong characters and sustain a compelling plot? This course will explore the craft of writing flash fiction—micro stories that are usually no more than three pages in length. Flash fiction often has the same elements of a classic short story but, because it is so brief, requires the reader to make inferences of his own. Participants in this course will read and discuss published flash fiction, learn about craft techniques, do writing exercises, and then write their own flash fiction stories. Students will also have the opportunity to workshop their writing with the group. Flash fiction is a great stepping stone for writers interested in writing short stories and also a great way to capture brief but meaningful flashes of life.
Instructor: Rachel Rinehart
Date: Thursdays 6:30 - 8 p.m. - June 14, 21, 28 and July 5
Cost: $59
If you are still interested, call: 337-475-5616

The Funny Thing About Reading and Writing Poetry - The class will explore the place of contemporary poetry in our lives with a special focus on humorous poems. During class we will also discuss the subject matter, dominant theme, and emotional resonance of the poems. The class will include a creative writing component contingent upon the students’ interest. Hopefully, students will gain an appreciation for the relevance and utility of poetry in today’s world.
Instructor: Connie McDonald
Date: Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 p.m. - June 12, 19, 26 and July 3
Cost: $59
If you are still interested, call: 337-475-5616

1 comment:

  1. Both of these classes are well worth your time and money. I'm in both of them and I came home with two poems and one flash story after each class. I've been so busy trying to sell my novel that I haven't written anything new all year. These classes changed that. It's not too late to sign up for the final three, and Rachel said she was open to an extra class at the end.